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Sustainability into practice


Bedroom in WISE Building at CATThe Wales Institute for Sustainable Education (WISE) is an award-winning venue with impressive eco credentials. WISE caters for conferences, students studying on CAT’s masters programmes and short courses, weddings and corporate events – and its 4 star group accommodation is also available for groups looking for somewhere unique for their residential stay at CAT, we can also accommodate bed & breakfast bookings.

Key details:

  • 24 Twin Bedded Rooms – All en-suite
  • £35.00 per person per night B&B (based on 2 people sharing)
  • £55.00 per night B&B (Single occupancy)
  • Full board available on request

Telephone: 01654 704973

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Self Build

View from the Self BuildThe Self Build offers the chance for groups to stay in an original Walter Segal method timber frame house. CAT has long taught Segal’s method, which empowers those with little building experience to erect a simple frame; the Self Build was partially built by participants on one course. The Self Build is a comfortable and affordable option for staying onsite at CAT.

Key details:

  • Full board available on request
  • 16 beds - book the whole house
  • £240 per night for the whole house
  • Cost of food extra, to be booked in advance (£20 per person per day full board)
  • Minimum 2 nights booking

Please use the following enquiry form quoting 'Self Build' in the comments box. 

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Eco Cabins

Picture of the Eco CabinsThe Eco Cabins are two green roofed cabins overlooking Roger’s Field. They are not on mains water or mains sewage, instead we store water from the surrounding hillsides in a large reservoir on site and safely use this for a variety of purposes. Used water passes through the reed bed sewage system where it supports a variety of plant and animal life, before returning safely to the environment. Hot water for the cabins is generated by solar thermal panels on the grass roof as well as via the woodstove for heat and hot water. A gas stove with hob and two ovens can be used for cooking.

Key details:

  • 18 beds per cabin
  • self catering, full board option available
  • minimum stay two nights (but it is worth asking about one night stays if its in a low period or a late booking)
  • Cost of one cabin, per night: April-Oct: £280, Nov-March: £270
  • Cost of two cabins, per cabin, per night: April-Oct: £260, Nov-March: £250
  • Needs to be blockbooked

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Or visit http://learning.cat.org.uk/en/residentials